What's Motability?

In 1977, Motability was set up as national charity by the Government, with full party support, and was incorporated by Royal Charter. The objective was to help disabled people with their personal mobility. Since the first cars were delivered in 1978, we have provided over three million cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs. Today, over 600,000 disabled people and their families enjoy the benefits that the Motability Scheme offers.

What's our role?

  • We direct and oversee the Motability Scheme which includes the Car Scheme and the Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme.
  • We manage the Government’s Specialised Vehicles Fund, specifically to help people who need a heavily adapted car.
  • We raise money for our own Charitable Grants Programme to provide additional financial help to those people whose allowance does not cover the cost of the mobility solution they need.

Who is responsible for finance?

Motability Operations is a non-profit organisation responsible for the finance, administration and maintenance of Motability cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs. When you lease a vehicle through Motability, all or part of your mobility allowance is paid directly to Motability Operations for the length of the agreement.

How do I find out more?

If you think you or someone you know could benefit from the Motability scheme, please click here more information on eligibility.